(MENAFN – Caribbean News Global)
WASHINGTON, USA – The Organization of American States (OAS), Cisco and the Citi Foundation announced the winners of the first edition of the Cybersecurity Innovation Fund within the framework of the International Girls in ICT Day. The Fund, endowed with US $200,000, will finance 12 projects in Latin America whose proposals seek to solve various cybersecurity challenges in the areas of education, capacity building, cybersecurity for SMEs, critical infrastructure, incident response mechanisms and digital crimes.
From the 117 projects nominated, the selection committee of the OAS, Cisco and Citi selected the winning projects based on the criteria of impact, employability, and trajectory of the founding team. These were the beneficiaries: